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Been biking since grade school, 30 years, just finally pulled the trigger on a FS, wow the latest tech is awesome. I biked a lot of the San Francisco bay area growing up, but now reside in Michigan and enjoying the trails.

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MikeyO   2 weeks ago
commented on a photo of Green's Lick
 
Enjoy the compilation, great trail after a long uphill to get there.
MikeyO   2 weeks ago
added a photo of Green's Lick
 
Green's Lick Quick Vid
I will say that if you look at the 10 year industry cycles, you can get a lot for your money. my first bike was a Univega in 1990ish, ~$400. This was back in the Klein Attitude days, and I have to tel you their wasn't even a front suspension fork. what a rattling ride…
2 Points!! 1st - you are always paying for the R&D for anything. The Piece cost to produce is tiny, but paying 3 engineers, testing time, molds, prototypes, etc. for 2 years to design something new, lighter and stronger is expensive. This is why brands promote, to get you to pay more to cover those…
In my opinion I think that these crappy bikes are destroying the industry. I would love to see Trek or Specialize figure out a way to get into this market with decent bearing quality. Think about these bike! You walk into the store pick the bright green one for you kid. He rides it Christmas…
 
I will take up down every time. i like the reward of the ascent. It would be misery to have a huge long flowing fun trail just to have to climb out of it at the end.
MikeyO   on Jul 9, 2018
added 2 photos.
 
Bent Creek Map
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MikeyO   on Jul 9, 2018
added a review of Bent Creek
 

Great Area!!! A lot of uphill and downhill. Beautiful country. Make sure you are in shape. More Roots and rocks...
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MikeyO   on Jul 9, 2018
added a review of Dupont State Forest
 

Excellent!!! Coming from Michigan I was not used to the up and down of these mountains. So I was definitely...
MikeyO   on Jun 15, 2018
replied to Dropper Post
 
Brand X is CRCs owned brand.   I have purchased $1000's of dollars worth of stuff from CRC and they are the best at customer service.  If you have any issues with it...
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MikeyO   on Jun 15, 2018
replied to Helmets ??
 
Always!  Always!  Always!  It will be inevitable that you will be hit by someone, something, or you will hit someone or something.  Besides my head is at least $60, I think!  I...
MikeyO   on Jun 15, 2018
replied to Wear earbuds riding on the trail?
 
Always!  Need to keep yourself pumped!  "Breaking Benjamin", "Volbeat", "Disturbed", etc. etc.  But all the trails I ride in Michigan are 1 way MTB dedicated.  Once in a blue moon a runner...
MikeyO   on Jun 15, 2018
replied to Is the old fart in shape?
 
As you stated yourself you don't see very many 60+ on the trail, so why are you asking?  If you seem to be the only one doing it then you are obviously...
MikeyO   on May 26, 2018
updated Bald Mtn Rec Area conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on May 25, 2018
updated Island Lake conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Apr 4, 2018
replied to Trek Fuel Ex 8 vs Scott Genius 740 27+
 
It looks like you are in the $3K range!  you may want to check out Chain reaction (out of Dublin, Ireland)  Great prices and you can get more for your money.  I...
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MikeyO   on Sep 18, 2017
updated Island Lake conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Sep 5, 2017
updated River Bends Mountain Bike Trail conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Aug 31, 2017
replied to Full suspension MTB for 2500$
 
Cube Stereo!  Right now chein Reaction is paying duty so you will get it for the price + shipping, there customer service is superb.  You can't beat the components!  I pulled the...
MikeyO   on Aug 31, 2017
updated River Bends Mountain Bike Trail conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Aug 21, 2017
updated Bald Mtn Rec Area conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jul 29, 2017
updated Addison Oaks conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jul 24, 2017
added a review of Bald Mtn Rec Area
 

Good fun ride, I will call it a beginner plus due to being very root heavy but all-in-all a decent...
MikeyO   on Jul 23, 2017
updated Pontiac Lake conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jul 22, 2017
updated Bald Mtn Rec Area conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jun 24, 2017
updated Pontiac Lake conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jun 22, 2017
updated River Bends Mountain Bike Trail conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jun 19, 2017
added a review of Addison Oaks
 

Rode on 6/16/2017 and the trail is in great shape. Still is a fun trail with great mix of uphill/downhill....
MikeyO   on Jun 15, 2017
added a photo of Clinton River Park
 
Great Bike Holder
MikeyO   on Jun 12, 2017
added a review of Clinton River Park
 

Short, Easy, a couple of root drop spots but nothing to worry about for 95% of folks, poorly marked, especially...
MikeyO   on Jun 11, 2017
updated Clinton River Park conditions to Good
 
MikeyO   on Jun 5, 2017
added a review of Bloomer Park
 

Gets a 4 Star because it has no really good flow. It is more technical. Built as a switchback trail...
MikeyO   on Jun 1, 2017
added a review of KLM Bikes and Fitness
 

Helpful and Friendly but don't always have what I am looking for
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